Your leadership territory is indicated by the results you produce, the relationships you have, and your own level of satisfaction and well-being. Yet all these external indicators are just evidence of what you are generating internally. If you want to improve or increase your leadership power, you need to work on who you are as a person.Read More
When running an organization, you want the best value for your money. That is why, when you hire a coach, you want to know they are working on traits that will have a measurable, positive impact on your company, workforce, or maybe even yourself. Although it can be easy to measure ROI in many areas (increase in sales, efficiencies, etc.), it can be a bit difficult to measure when it comes to the more abstract concepts of creativity and inspiration.Read More
Inspiration is the soul of motivation and the fuel for action. The drive to make positive change in the world and in ourselves is often derived from our inspiration. Inspiration comes from the Latin word “inspirare”, which means to breathe in. Quite literally, inspiration is the breath of life. It is a subconscious process which can’t just be called forth. Inspiration needs to be cultivated. Like with many other subconscious processes like creative and confidence, being inspired is a feedback loop. You need to act on your inspiration to encourage further inspiration. Being inspired and being able to inspire others is absolutely critical in the world of business. Studies have shown that being inspired lends perspective and allows you to fully access your internal resources like creativity and drive.Read More
The problem with the current dominant leadership and business paradigms is that their definition of success has serious limitations. These models of financial gain at high costs, of quarterly results, and immediate gratification are not sustainable. Not only are they not maintainable, they don’t really take advantage of all the real benefits available to us from working together in organizations. We are leaving ‘currency’ on the table, if you will. We can have more.
I’m putting success into question because as a conscious leader you need to know what that word means for you, as well as for the people you work with, in order to fully optimize performance.Read More
Recently I was working with a leader who was starting to suffer burnout from too much consistent stress, pressure, and activity. He’s an executive in the healthcare industry, and that area has been pummeled with dynamic new changes, demands, and needs over the past several years. After some conversation, we discovered that one of the factors contributing to his stress was that he and his teams were not achieving the vision they had set out for themselves. Not only were they seemingly not getting closer, but he himself was starting to lose faith in what that future would be. He typically is quite a visionary in his field, and for him to lose his sense of what ‘could be’ made things bleak for him. He didn’t know if he could trust his aspirations because they weren’t manifesting themselves in the way he envisioned. Setting certain expectations and then not hitting them created a loss of faith in his greater vision. This loss of faith deteriorated his motivation and was starting to affect his energy. Needless to say, his loss of faith and energy also had an impact on what his team deemed possible.Read More